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as the remains in march. negotiations between north korea and the united states and south korea have been tense recently. that's one reason why north korea is eyeing improvement over tying with japan, i think. >> what can you done to ensure that high-level talks move smoothly. >> resolving the issue -- there remain a wide gap between two countries. the biggest outstanding problem, but the late kim jong-il insisted the issue had already been resolved. it's unknown whether his successor will aim for an overall resolution of the issue. whey anyone interesting are the moving that took place just as bilateral talks were to begin. first north korea allowed a group of families and journalists into the country and then proposed a joint investigation into look into the grave sites. the remains of the japanese is an important task that has to be resolved. once the investigation begins, a certainly amount of money will flow, it will help the economy and boost employment. i think north korea will put more private on the remains issue than the abductee issues. >>> meanwhile, a group of japanese civilians wh
communications and politico. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms of the outrageous and shocking attack. >> this week, four americans die as anti-american violence spreads. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> also, the ramifications of the chicago teachers strike. >> this is a strike of choice, the wrong choice. >> challenging the new voter ideologue. >> it is a criminal offense against democracy. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> four americans are dead. the american consulate in libya. suddenly, the president to campaign is no longer about the autonomy but not the way this president is conducting foreign policy. >> the administration was wrong standing by a statement sympathizing for those who have members -- have embraced our embassy. >> it governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and came later. as president, you cannot do that. >> the american embassy said they condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of moslems. -- of muslims. at 10:15 a.m., a group gathered ou
the united states is concerned about east asian maritime security. >> the point of this is to send a very positive message to all the nations of this region and the world that we intend to establish a relationship that is healthy, stable, and reliable and continuous. >> he says he hopes to resolve the problem through peaceful kie log but japanese leaders are fully responsible for the unrest. >> translator: china is watching the developments very closely. we have the right to take further action. >> chinese state news reported he came out in opposition to comments panetta made in tokyo. the u.s. defense chief said the san can you can you islands lie within the area covered by the security treaty. he added china expects the u.s. to maintain the neutral stance regarding conflicting claims of sovereignty. business leaders in china are responding in different ways. yucat how are business leaders and business people dealing with the situation? >> many japanese shops and factories were closed yesterday and protests continued to affect firms in the country and some businesses are to resume operat
the prophet mohammad. >> i have made it clear the united states had nothing to do with this video. it is an insult to muslims but america as well, that i have witnessed after nearly four years as president. i remain ever hopeful all right world that we live in. the war in iraq is over. american troops have come home. al qaeda's been weakened. and osama bin laden is no more. >> obama took the podium six weeks before the u.s. presidential election. he spent much of his time defending his record on foreign policy. >>> to coincide with the open egg of the general asell blame, british charity has released a video report on children in syria who are suffering from the escalating violence. many syrian children are haunted by the memory of seeing family members killed in front of their eyes. they have observed children becoming overaggressive. some have injured themselves due to severe psychological wounds. they say a school in the syrian capital, damascus, was bombed on tuesday and children's lives are at risk. the video report shows children sheltering in tents at a refugee camp in jord
to the current pr israel. the united states must keep israel out as our most important ally in the middle east to save time doing what is right for the united states'. >> the polls show that people did not like the way he responded, the way he jumped into the middle of that catastrophe to score cheap political point. he is gaining nothing on the foreign policy side. >> charles speaks of a superpower in retreat. this is about barack obama right now, this question. >> i have listened to a lot of foreign policy experts from previous administration's talk about this. everybody seemed to agree that we are in for a very rough ride here and there are very limited things that we can do about it. you do not want to have people in our embassies die. >> on that question, is the barack obama administration covering something up? was it a planned attack? >> it was a terrorist attack them been giving it a label hardly matters. it is an attack that we should of known about. we should protect every consulate and every embassy that we are in. we have a 16,000-person and the sea consulate's structure in iraq. -
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." protests against the united states have spread across the muslim world since the release of a film accused of insulting the prophet muhammad. people in several countries took to the streets again after friday prayers. indonesia has the world's largest muslim population. a about 250 people gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in jakarta. authorities deployed 300 police officers to guard the compound. the rally ended after two hours without any major incident. anti-american rallies were also held in pakistan. demonstrations took place in the capital islamabad and the cities of karachi and peshawar. public anger against the united states is already strong in pakistan where u.s. air strikes targeting suspected militants regularly cause civilian casualties. >>> in egypt, several hundred demonstrators clashed with security forces near the u.s. embassy in cairo. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. >> authorities remain on alert ahead of possible demonstrations after the friday prayers. >>> japan's prime minister wants to change how his
in libya, have returned to the united states. >> the coffins were unloaded from an aircraft at andrews air force base just outside washington. president barack obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, and defense secretary leon panetta were on hand to honor the men. in his comments, president obama praised the men's commitment and dedication and said that the sacrifice would never be forgotten. >> we turn right now to our top story, and that is the fact that there is this violence in sudan. we are joined now by a journalist in sudan, who joins me on the line from khartoum -- actually, i'm just hearing from our producer that we do not have that interview. we will move onto another story. anti-western violence has also exploded in tunisia. the country's official news agency said two protesters were killed and dozens wounded when islamist demonstrators stormed the u.s. embassy in the capital tunis. witnesses say a group of protesters managed to briefly into the embassy compound before police and soldiers could secure the area. hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators continued to clash with
, including japan, the united states and singapore. there are large oil deposits. most of the crude exported from the terminal originates in this area. during the soviet era, the oil fields of western siberia were the center of russia's oil production. however, after nearly 40 years of productivity, they will soon be depleted. to take their place, production has been stepped up in eastern siberia. one of the oil fields now being developed by russian oil company s is the size of switzerland. it was first discovered during the soviet era. at that time, there was no way to transport the oil, so it was left untouched for nearly 50 years. >> translator: currently, we have five tanks with a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters. one for processing and four for storage. and construction recently began for two tanks of 10,000 cubic meters. >> reporter: for decades, the population of the local village has been falling. there were no jobs. the oil field development prompted the population boom. it's also brought new infrastructure to the village. >> translator: the number of children has increased, and there
and arab nations allied with the united states condemned the government accusing it of supplying weapons to the assad regime. he met earlier in cairo with the foreign ministers of egypt, turkey and saudi arabia. he demand that other nations stay out of the country's domestic affairs. egyptian and turkish leaders demand that assad step down. >>> a british newspaper says syrian government leaders have given serious thought to using chemical weapons against their own people. the allegation appeared in an interview in the times newspaper. the newspaper quotes a former army officer who was in charge of syria's chemical arsenal. he held the post until three months ago. the unnamed official said he took part in a meeting where military officials discussed using chemical weapons. he said they considered using them as a last resort if government forces lost control of key areas. the officials said the discussions touched on how and where chemical weapons would be used. he said the participants were aware of the possibility of civilian casualties. syrian government leaders say they will only use t
with the karzai administration. >> the islamic community of afghanistan will talk with the united states about ending the occupation of afghanistan. it is not in the power of the kabul administration. >> reporter: taliban members decided in march this year to suspend their talks with u.s. negotiators. >> translator: from different channels in direct approaches were there, but they were not fruitful. so we suspended the talks from our side. confidence-building measures must be taken to end fighting. i've already said that this war has been imposed on us. >> cease-fire can be a part of the package of negotiation. we can't breach that. it means if they decide not to talk about afghanistan that they are returning to the militaryoa. the islamic community will have no option except to follow the same option to resisting in order to gain the theater. >> reporter: u.s. and taliban negotiators seem to be making progress on finally ending afghanistan's long war. with now the taliban says it's up to the u.s. side to get the talks going again. nhk world. >>> a complete transcript of the interview with tal
. >> the united states as a matter of policy does not take position with regards to competing sovereignty claims. it's important that diplomatic means on both sides be used to try to constructively resolve these issues. >> japanese business people in china have looked out of their pla plants. they don't like what they see. what's the view from the fact y factori factories. >> some are seeing protesters and they are pulling down their shutters as protesters turn nasty in china japanese are closing down their factories and stores. honda motor will stop operations at five plants. they say it will be hard to ship products amid possible violence. another carmaker plans to shut down its factory for four days from tuesday. electronics firms panasonic is halting work. retailers are taking similar precautious. the super market chain will keep a store closed for the time being. executives decided to keep their three department stores closed for some time. ito and 7-eleven are playing it safe. they are shutting some of their outlets on tuesday. japanese business leaders have cancelled a tour to china. the
and hard-fought primary campaign. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. am i in an emotional speech, romney highlighted his values as a family man, praising his wife and describe how she raised the couple's five sons. >> i had to travel a lot for my job then. i would call and try to offer support. but every mother knows that does not help get the homework done or get the kids out the door to school. i knew without question that her job as a mom was a lot more important than mine. [applause] >> ronnie's words targeted the political center rather than the parti's conservative core -- romney's words targeted the political center rather than the party's conservative court. >> does the america we want barrault a trillion dollars from china? >> no! >> does it fail to find the jobs that are needed for 23 million people and for half the kids graduating from college? >> no! >> romney supporters are% convinced that he can do better than the incumbent. one of them is oscar-winning actor john boyd. >> not only is he an expert in+ this area and in the area of leadership, b
. >> the united states condemns in the strongest determines this attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> obama said the attack will not break the bonds between the countries. the president of libya's national assembly apologized at a news conference in tripoli. mohammad garias acknowledged that film insulted the prophet muhammad. still, he said retaliatory attack cannot be tolerated. the film at the heart of the protests has angered people across the middle east. it depicts the prophet muhammad and includes scenes of sexuality. hundreds of egyptians protested for a second day in front of the u.s. embassy in cairo. authorities have sent in more security forces to watch them. >> translator: i'm deeply hurt, seeing the prophet insulted. the u.s. should give consideration to the sentiment of muslims. >> the protests spread to tunisia, jordan, and morocco. part of the film is now online. many muslims consider any depiction of the prophet muhammad offensive. >>> the wait is over for those queueing up to see the latest lineup of produc
our around the muslim world over the anti-islam video produced in the united states. at least two men were killed in violent protest in pakistan. >> police were attack -- were attacked and patrol cars were set ablaze in the capital and left can stand. a leader of hezbollah says the u.s. faces serious repercussions it allows the full video to be released. >> it was a rare appearance before the leader of hezbollah who has been in hiding since the 2006 war with israel. but he spoke to protesters rallying in beirut. he claimed recent demonstrations were the beginning of an uprising throughout the muslim world. he called for his followers to prevent the publication of " innocent of muslims" and said those responsible should be punished. >> of the united states is just using freedom of expression as an excuse. they need to understand publishing this film will have consequences. >> the controversy surrounding the low-budget film may have come just in time. his support for the long time has blocked ally assad angered many in the arab world. now he can claim to be a defender of the muslim fait
ignoble prize at a ceremony at harvard university in the united states. kazutaka kurihara says he is honored and hopes the speechjammer will contribute to peace and quiet. this is the sixth year in a row that japanese scientists have won an ignoble prize and an award give on the unique and humorous scientific inventions. >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. for all of us here at nhk world, thanks very much for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
working behind the scenes. >> i know the government of the united states is quietly talking japan and china. we have failed our growing relationship with china. >> amitage view reflects growing concern among american officials. the u.s. government remain a neutral stance. because japan controls the territory japan u.s. security treaty extends to the islands. chinese vessels have been navigating the waters around the island. japan coast guard crews have been keeping an eye on them. obviousers fear an absence of dialogue and the crisis mechanism could lead to unintended consequences which could mean the united states would not be able to stay neutral. >> japan and china are said to mark 40 years. organizers have cancelled a number of events. government officials celebrated the friendship year for japan china people to people exchanges. as of thursday 29 events in both countries have been cancelled or postponed. japan airlines reports that about 12,000 seats for its group tour bookings have been cancelled. some car dealerships in china have scrapped their plans to display japanese ve
to the crowds of supporters and criticizing the united states for fighting a war against organizations like wikileaks. >> as wikileaks stands under threat, so does the freedom of expression and the health of all our societies. the united states must renounce its witch hunt against wikileaks. >> assange is seeking asylum to avoid extradition to sweden on sex-crimes allegations. thousands evacuating their homes as growing wild fires burn out of control through california, washington, and idaho. >> that's like a death in the family, you know. this was our home to a lot of friends, and it's gone. >> the fires fueled by searing heat, dry weather, and strong winds, destroying homes and scorching land. crews working around the clock to contain the flames. for "teen kids news," i'm julie banderas, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> opinion matters. that's why we call this segment "speak of the week." >> speaking english -- should it be a requirement for american citizenship? find out what teens think. >> i don't think so, because they should have a right to share their cultures with other people.
to some sobering news in the united states and a convention of party hang over in the form of disappointing jobs numbers. president barack obama promised to lead the nation "to a better place" and warned the road ahead would be difficult. it was revealed the u.s. economy added only 96,000 jobs, well below the 125,000 economists had been expecting. the unemployment rate dropped but the weak data played in to the hands of the opposition. >> republican presidential hopeful met romney said the jobs report proves obama's policies have not worked and no president since the great depression has been reelected with unemployment over 7.2%. >> more on the u.s. presidential election in a moment, but first on to the markets and weaker than expected unemployment data which was in focus. many are betting it will prompt further stimulus by the u.s. federal reserve. as a result, european stocks climbing higher ending their biggest weekly rally in three months. conrad sent us this summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> bad news from the american labor market's leading to buying stock
-thirds of the g.d.p. of the united states of america. over $9 trillion. they write half of the mortgages in this country, and two-thirds of the credit cards, okay? three out of the four large financial institutions that we bailed out because they were too big to fail are today bigger than they were before we bailed them out. now, if this were teddy roosevelt were president of the united states, what do you think he would say? he'd say, "break these babies up." let's create a system where the financial institutions actually invest and lend money into the productive economy, where businesses are trying to produce products or create services, not the kind of casino, this horrendous, ugly casino that we have on wall street. >> but senator durbin, the number two democrat in the senate said to me and to others that the banks, wall street, those six firms now own the senate. >> that's right. that's all absolutely right. >> how are you going to, how are you going to get a reform there, when they -- >> well, that takes us back to another issue that dick and i and others are working on. and that i
countries have the highest unemployment? >> it the united states? >> i heard it was spain. >> china? >> of the eurozone has the highest unemployment rate with 11.2%, higher than the u.s. and china. but europeans without work don't have to sleep on the streets. eurozone countries provide relatively generous assistance for the unemployed. but europeans fear they won't be able to afford this for much longer. eurozone countries have to compete not only with industrial giants like u.s. and japan, but also country still industrializing like china, india, and brazil. but which country has the biggest economy? >> the world's biggest economy? >> it germany? >> it probably china. >> the biggest economy in the world is still the usa. they make up 90% of the world economy. china is no. 2 with 14.3% of the world's total. the eurozone is close on china's heels. then comes india, japan, and brazil. if we look at per-capita income, the old order is still on top. the usa, japan and eurozone are far ahead of brazil, china, and india. america and europe's wealth is largely driven by creativity. this i
starts. >> illegal immigration from mexico is a hot-button issue in the united states and it looks to set a key role in the upcoming presidential election in november. both are eager to win the hispanic vote. >> now is the time to spell out what they want in return for their support. a group of hispanic activists entering the u.s. in what they are calling the ride for justice care of them. it will arrive at the democratic national convention in north carolina where it begins on tuesday. >> latino drivers are accustomed to paying close attention to the speed limit. illegal immigrants fear getting pulled over by the police could lead to deportation. she came to the u.s. from mexico 16 years ago. she does not have papers and lives in constant anxiety. the bus tour is aimed at helping improve conditions for latinos. >> my biggest concern was leaving my son for six weeks. other than about, i really like the idea of getting on the bus and trying to help. >> the activists are traveling across the country to reach their final destination, the democratic national convention, kicking off in charlot
response to the crisis in the united states where we have seen what happens if banks are a threat to the system. it is a long procedure and germany has said maybe not all 6000 banks should be placed under it. those that are really important for the system -- we will snkino come. >> thank you. the commission cost plans for deeper fiscal integration and the german court ruling are steps berlin and brussels hope will and the financial 12 -- financial turmoil. >> the developments are being met with cautious optimism that europe might finally be getting on track to solving its financial problems. we talked to one analyst and they talked about with this decision means for them. >> their famous for all types of cutlery. plates are from all over the world, shipped to shops all over the european union. the court has kept german liabilities at 190 billion euros. this this this man says it's a great deal of money, but he still believes the esm is the right course to take. >> naturally, it's a question of solidarity in special cases. for that, you need a bailout fund. >> he stayed close to th
. chairman and delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> this week, the grand old party makes it official. >> join mitt romney and me. let's give this effort everything we have. >> a look at the supporting cast. >> this man will not let us down. >> tonight, i say enough. hope and change has become divided and conquered. >> when somebody does not do their job, we've got to let them go. >> where does this party go from here? >> over the long haul, republicans need to be more respectful of voters' rights. >> the 2012 republican national convention in tampa serve up no surprises except perhaps for clint eastwood's rambling performance in the key 10:00 hour thursday night, but conventions rarely do surprises anymore. this was mitt romney's major opportunity to sell himself to the american people. >> in america, we celebrate success. we do not apologize for success. >> what america needs is jobs. lots of jobs. >> there is something wrong with the kind of job he has done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> you were i
was lighter than usual due to a holiday in the united states. more we go to the tokyo stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, yuko. >>> with the holiday in the u.s. making more light trade and the lack of direction, taking china's big manufacturing data, you could see more stimulus measures in the world's second largest economy. let's see how things are moving in tokyo this tuesday morning. as can you see, both the nikkei and topix are down. the nikkei ended near one-month low yesterday, a strong yen wait on exports especially if electronics makers. in the european markets, mining companies led gains on hopes that stimulus measures could be taken in china which is the world's largest consumer of metals. we will see if it spills over into metal and mining companies later kd today. they could just miss 7.5% growth this year which would be the first miss since outgoing premier took office in 2003. yuko? >> investors are keenly watching out for european banking on wednesday. how are measures in the eurozone? >> not surprisingly, we did see weak date why out yesterday in the region. augu
.s. president barack obama reacted sharply. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: during a phone kwacall with the president of libya, obama asked libyan authorities to secure the safety of u.s. embassy staff. they confirmed they will cooperate to identify the assailants and bring them to justice. at the same time the obama administration is apparently trying to show consideration for protesters in the arab world. the president criticized the american made film that angered many muslims. the chairman of the u.s. joint chiefs of staffs made a phone call to a christian pastor who expressed his support for the production and asked the pastor to reverse his position. he sparked controversy in recent yearsed by bu by burning the ko. the obama administration is facing the task of condemning the killing of its ambassador while trying to calm sentiments in the middle east. >>> a new u.n. report says the taliban raked in hundreds of millions of d
. there were preemptive strikes on neighboring countries. the united states and other nations are staging what they call the largest ever joint mission in the persian gulf. >> translator: our negotiating stance has opinion that if western countries provide us with 20% enriched yuranium we have no intention of producing it. i hope they will remain at the negotiating table. >> reporter: he wants to open international talks on the issue. he has just tried to buy time but the sanction hitting the country hard. ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak to the u.n. wednesday. it will be his last to general assembly before his term ends next year. it's going to be his last major task to repair international relations and iran's struggling economy. few expect that to happen. nhk world, new york. >> the drill u.s. forces are leading in the persian gulf. 34 nations are taking part. we went aboard a ship and japanese mine sweeper to bring us this first hand look. >> reporter: this u.s. navy support ship was built 41 years ago and was due to be decommissioned earlier this year. the vessel was used to land troops
its birthrate has fallen to 1.2 children per female compared to 2.06 in the united states. nhk world yuko funizaki has this report on how females in the city center are coping with their competing ambitions. >> reporter: this youtube video was uploaded in singapore last month. it raised eyebrows by suggesting how couples should spend the evening on independence day. >> i'm talking about the stuff after that stuff. i'm talking about making a baby, baby. >> reporter: singapore is pulling out all the stops to encourage women to have more children. the government has extended paid maternity leave to four months. and new parents are rewarded with a lump sum of up to $5,000 per infant. the government is even getting into matchmaking. the state-sponsored website links single singaporeans with like-minded people and social events. despite all these efforts, the birth rate continues to fall. one reason is a broad role women play in society. singapore has higher workplace equality than almost anywhere else in asia. here in the heart of business district, and if you look around you can find rou
. and as a state senator, he worked to pass campaign finance reform. as a united states senator, he was critical and to the passing of ethics and lobbying reform after the jack abramoff scandal. he refused to take contributions from registered lobbyists or political action committees. and as a presidential candidate, he promised to, quote, "tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in washington are over." >>> i am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in washington are over. i have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists, and won. they have not funded my campaign, they will not work in my white house, and they will not drown out the voices of the american people when i am president. >> and his own convention, was crawling with lobbyists schmoozing with politicians. and now, rahm emanuel has been turned loose by the president to go for the gold. did you suggest earlier that he didn't have a choice? that with the great accumulation of money by the republicans, he had to match them in order to be a v
of the united states has officially declared himself an enemy of traditional marriage between one man and one woman. >> you are witness to a modern tale of resurrection. a second-coming. the bible speaks of lazarus, raised by jesus from the grave to walk again among the living. ralph reed, too, has been returned to life, political life. but he goes lazarus one further. lazarus was a poor man. reed is rich, and he just keeps getting richer from mixing religion and politics. and that's a story you don't want to miss. at age 33, ralph reed was the christian right's wonder boy. anointed in a 1995 "time" magazine cover story as the "right hand of god" for spinning the trust of conservative christians into political gold. it was reed who built the christian coalition of televangelist pat robertson into a powerful arm of the republican party. >> as religious conservatives we have finally gained what we have always sought. a place at the table, a sense of legitimacy and a voice in the conversation that we call democracy. >> in 2000, reed helped put george w. bush and dick cheney in the white house. >
exchange. >>> the drought in the united states may trigger another food crisis across the globe. to avoid this, three agencies at the united nations are urging governments around the world to take joint action. the food and agriculture organization, the world food program, and the international fund for agricultural development released a statement saying that corn prices have surged due to the record drought in the u.s. the agencies warn that soaring prices of corn, wheat and soybeans could cause a recurrence of the global food crisis seen in 2007 and 2008. they call for short-term efforts to curb the sharp rise in food prices that might seriously affect more people. it also notes there needs to be review of the current framework for producing and distributing food as the world population is growing. the agencies urge countries to avoid panic buying and refrain from imposing export restrictions. they also appeal for international support to help poor nations boost their food output. that is all for me for this hour. i'll leave you with a recap of the market figures. >>> the japanese peop
to have a curriculum to teach the history of 9/11. >> many of the kids we spoke to agree. >> the united states should have that in their curriculum because -- because everybody's affected by it. >> i think this should be taught in school because teens should have a right to know about this -- about what happened. >> the tribute center is packed with exhibits. it also runs special programs for students, as well as guided walking tours of the area. >> for mr. ielpi, the center is very personal. his son jonathan, a firefighter, died on 9/11. that's his helmet and coat, along with photos of comrades who gave their lives trying to save others. an important part of the tribute center is a look at what happened aft9/11. the center believes that through education comes understanding. that's why visitors are asked to share their thoughts. for more information on the 9/11 tribute center, follow the link on our website. >> memorials in steel and stone are only one of the many ways we remember those who died in the attacks on tuesday, september 11, 2001. another lasting legacy is the creation of tu
. visit us at www.dw.de. >> thank you for staying with us. >> the syrian opposition may be united on the goal of ousting assad from power but they are divided about how to go about doing it. >> some of the points of contention include intervention by data were gulf state armies and the role of islam. observers say syria could go the way of egypt and libya should assad be toppled and want to see a state centered on islam. here is a look at some of the forces on the syrian national council and their priorities. >> the syrian opponents are united by wanting to see assad go, but that's about as far as it goes. they are divided into several groups with a variety of strategies on how to force the president from office. for instance, there is the syrian national council. this group brings together mostly exiled conservative liberal and islamist opponents of the regime. the international community considers the syrian national council to be the main voice of the opposition. it is represented in berlin for a long time that diplomacy and -- back to diplomacy and sanctions, but now it suppor
that i have today? that is my vision. but we will not get that if we split into 27 individual units. we need a strong, unified political union. >> the world of tomorrow is not 198 member states, nation states. a number of big nations and empires. china, india, brazil, the u.s., japan. if we want to play a role in the new world order, it is only by creating a federal union. >> many in the european parliament believe the current crisis will be a catalyst for change. instead of the eu breaking apart, they want it to grow closer together -- a more integrated, a political union. >> the crisis has put europe on the spot. revealing flaws in the union and questions about its future stability. what does europe's younger generation make of it all? what does europe mean to them? >> here are some opinions we heard on the streets of madrid, brussels, and berlin. >> ♪ berlin berlin >> europe is my home. it is an opportunity to be part of many different cultures in a single region. >> peace. >> for me, it means a lot. i am a student and i realize that after i'm finished, i can travel in any part of
, in the citizens united era, we're moving dangerously close into a kind of corporate state mentality, where the corporations operate with impunity in the supreme court. and they're now endowed not with personhood rights, as some people think, but super personhood rights. because they have all kinds of protections that ordinary human beings don't have, like limited liability and perpetual life. and they continue to, you know, accrue wealth through the generations. but now they're given political free speech rights that people theoretically have. but of course, most american citizens don't have millions of dollars to spend in politics. but the corporations do. and it's, you know, a matter of chump change for them to put several million dollars into a campaign that could, you know, very much affect the direction of public policy. >> you live in new york, katrina, if you were explaining to another straphanger on a moving subway the impact on that person's life of citizens united, what would you tell her before the next stop? >> what's misunderstood is that money is not an abstraction. money wil
of their possession of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction to threaten states. >> translator: israel's continuing threat to resort to military action against our nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> he also called for reform of the united nations and the creation of a new world order. iran chairs the conference of nonaligned countries made up of 120 countries and territories. he said unfairness and discrimination against developing countries by a few industrialized nations is creating an economic divide and fueling conflicts. >>> two car bombs exploded near the syrian army headquarters in the capital of damascus. the blast killed at least four people. the explosion struck early wednesday morning, they were followed by several hours of gun battles between rebel fighters and government forces in the downtown area. an anti-government activist told nhk the explosions hit the third and fourth floors of the building. four people died. syrian information minister said on a state television that the explosions caused only minor damage. he said there were no casualties and tha
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